Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Peace Corps volunteers sent home early due to pandemic will get financial aid from agency

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen says the volunteers will receive a wellness stipend to help cover costs associated with the evacuations, including health care.

  • Senator asks intelligence community to look into Jeff Bezos phone hacking

    In today’s Federal Newscast, after one of the world’s wealthiest individuals had his phone hacked, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) wants intelligence agencies to begin an investigation.

  • There are too many administrative actions taking place according to one DOJ official

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen calls informal rulemaking by federal agencies the fuel of explosive growth of the administrative state.

  • FERC is getting serious about grid and electrical utility cybersecurity

    Norma Krayem joined Federal Drive to discuss new FERC rules that require reporting of certain cyber incidents and ban paper compliance.

  • Troops stand to get 3.1 percent increase in Trump budget proposal

    The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal for government spending gives a big boost to the Pentagon and other security-related agencies, while calling for a cut of more than $2.7 trillion in federal civilian spending over the next ten years.

  • Energy Regulatory Commission chairman resigns due to health concerns

    Neil Chatterjee will take over as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, after Kevin McIntyre announced he was stepping down due to a “health setback.”

  • As move to mobile grows, federal workforce adapts to new normal

    The mobile revolution isn’t new to many agencies. Laptops and BlackBerrys have been standard issue for many government executives for the last decade. What is different, however, is the widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers. Both agencies and citizens hold new and more immediate expectations because of these devices, and the government must adapt to this technololgy. In our special report, Gov 3.0: It’s Mobile, Federal News Radio explores how some agencies are meeting the demand internally and externally for mobile devices and apps. The challenge, like any new technology, is ensuring these devices actually help meet mission goals and don’t become just another shiny toy.

  • Smart grid changing FERC’s work

    We caught up with Commissioner Philip Moeller at a recent conference. He described how the smart grid initiative is affecting FERC and the kind of expertise it needs.